Friday, 11 January 2013

New Design Team - yay!!!

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Introducing some of our new Design Team members for 2013:


Elizabeth Borer
Elizabeth doesn't have a blog but you'll have seen her work in the magazine as she won our Stamper of the Year Competition this year. Her work is so delicate and feminine and she has the most fantastic eye for colour.

Kim Dellow
Kim was a runner up in our SOTY Competition. She is a hugely versatile crafter who seems to be able to turn her hand to almost anything and do it perfectly (jealous, me? Never!). Expect a fabulously eclectic mix of loveliness from Kim in the coming months!

Penny Bennington
Penny's work, from vintage inspired decor to gorgeous journal pages, is so inspiring. She has a great eye for colour and a really distinctive style. Penny's a very artistic stamper who is always true to herself in everything she makes.

Christine Dark
Look at a piece of Christine's work - now look again, and again. This woman loves detail! I'd describe her work as sumptuous and she's another designer whose versatility is staggering.

Lesley Cutmore
Lesley doesn't have a blog at the moment unfortunately - I will be nagging her! Lesley is a cardmaker with a real eye for detail, who combines in-depth knowledge of techniques with beautifully hand-coloured stamped images. Her cards are a real visual treat!

Sylvia Blum
Sylvia makes the most beautiful and classy card designs. Clean and simple is her forte and she does it exceptionally well, with an outstanding eye for balanced composition and colour. If you want elegance, Sylvia's creations have it in spades.

Birgit Koopsen
Birgit loves texture and she loves techniques! This is one DT member who I guarantee can teach you something you didn't already know. She's an amazingly creative and imaginative crafter and there is always something inspirational to be found on her blog.

Jennifer Mullens
Jennifer loves clean and simple designs. She's a one layer expert, so she's joining us specifcially to contribute to our new article Just One Layer, starting very soon! If you love crisp, modern cardmaking you'll adore Jenny's work.

R. Maria Sabina
How many people do you know who can do inky painty and cute cards equally wonderfully? Not many I'd guess? Well meet Maria! She's an eclectic crafter with a wonderfully original style and a wide ranging taste in stamps. Maria is our very first DT member to hail from Romania!

I hope you'll join me in welcoming these wonderfully talented women into the Craft Stamper fold. I for one cannot wait to see their projects (actually I've seen some of them already - you are in for a treat!).

Congratulations to each of them and a huge thank you to everyone who responded to our Design Team callout.


  1. You've got some of my favourites in there - very much looking forward to seeing their work in CS!

    Congrats to all!

  2. Oh Maria cool, such good news.. Welcome to all the new team is x

  3. Congrats to all the Ladies! Can't wait to see your work!

  4. Welcome aboard to the new members. Looking forward to seeing their creations.

  5. I am soooo excited! Thanks for the great opportunity!!!!

  6. welcome all, look forward to seeing your work x

  7. well done everyone.
    looking forward to see your work

  8. Wow!
    Some of my favouritest ladies joining the team, what a treat we are in for!

  9. What a great team, can't wait to see their fabulous work! Sue C x

  10. Congratulations Ladies, can't wait to see what you have in store xxx

  11. Congratulations**to all these very creative ladies..hugs Lou.xx

  12. Wonderful new editions to the team, I'm very excited to see what you'll all been making. Well done. Michelle x